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Tips for Dealing With the Social Security Administration Jan. 08, 2020

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Near the end of last year, I wrote a couple of columns in which readers complained about the service... Read More

Turning 66 in 2020? Consider Filing for Benefits This Month Jan. 01, 2020

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I write a column similar to this one every January. But I don't mind plagiarizing myself, because it... Read More

Social Security Update for 2020 Dec. 25, 2019

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It has been my custom for most of the past 23 years to write a year-end column that summarizes the S... Read More

Working Women, Stay-At-Home Moms And Social Security Dec. 18, 2019

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Sometimes I will write what I think is the most harmless and innocuous column about a Social Securit... Read More

More Complaints About Social Security Service Dec. 04, 2019

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A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned the fact that the new commissioner of Social Security, a guy name... Read More

Women Who Say They Are Not Getting Enough From Social Security Nov. 27, 2019

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Just out of curiosity, I wanted to find out what the most common questions readers have been asking ... Read More

Filing Date Still Confuses Readers Nov. 13, 2019

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Even after writing several recent columns about the issue, I still get many emails from readers conf... Read More

Mailbag Miscellany Nov. 06, 2019

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I usually like to have a theme to my columns. In other words, I will generally just cover one topic ... Read More

Don't Confuse Social Security With SSI Oct. 30, 2019

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Every single day, I get emails from people who will say something like this: "My wife and I are gett... Read More

Retroactive Social Security Benefits Explained Oct. 23, 2019

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A few months ago, I briefly discussed the possibility of retroactive Social Security retirement bene... Read More

Clearing Up More Myths and Misunderstandings Oct. 16, 2019

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I pointed out in last week's column that there are hundreds of myths and rumors being spread —... Read More

Social Security Program Myths Oct. 09, 2019

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I could write a book called "The Top 100 Social Security Myths." And that book would be divided into... Read More

More SSA Blunders Sep. 11, 2019

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I recently came across a Facebook page dedicated to Social Security Administration retirees. I decid... Read More

Don't Fall for This Latest Social Security Scam Aug. 21, 2019

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Before I get to today's questions, I must point out a phone scam that is currently going on that inv... Read More

Vets Being Duped By Social Security Rumor Mill Jul. 17, 2019

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Not a week goes by when I don't get emails, such as the one here, from veterans who have been led to... Read More

SSA Shortchanged Some Widows Jan. 16, 2019

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Last year, the Social Security Administration's Office of the Inspector General completed an audit a... Read More

Turning 66 in 2019? Consider Filing for Benefits This Month Jan. 02, 2019

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I write a column similar to this one every January. But I don't mind plagiarizing myself, as the col... Read More

This Couple Has a Couple Options Apr. 25, 2018

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Q: My wife and I both turn 66 later this year. (Our birthdays are just two days apart.) I've worked ... Read More

SSA Service: Am I a Shill or a Critic? Apr. 11, 2018

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I figure I must be doing something right when I get back-to-back emails from readers criticizing me ... Read More

When in Doubt, Always File a Claim Mar. 28, 2018

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Q: I want to thank you so much for helping me out. A few months ago, I gave you the particulars of o... Read More